‘Job Killer’ Bills to Be Considered by Senate Fiscal Committee​​​​​

Jul 29 2014 - Benefits, Time Off, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog

job-killersThe Senate fiscal committee is scheduled to consider a number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills when legislators return to Sacramento on Monday.

These “job killer” bills are on the August 4 hearing schedule for the Senate Appropriations Committee:

  • AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) Paid Sick Leave. Increases employer mandates by requiring all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid sick leave, and threatens employers with statutory penalties and litigation under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for alleged violations.
  • AB 1897 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina) Contractor Liability. Imposes liability on a contracting entity for the contractor’s wage-and-hour violations and lack of workers’ compensation coverage, despite the lack of evidence that the contracting entity controlled the working conditions or wages of the contractor’s employees.
  • AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) Unproven Wage Liens. Creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged, yet unproven, wage claims.

Action Needed

CalChamber encourages members to contact their senators to voice opposition to these “job killer” bills. Easy-to-edit sample letters are available at www.calchambervotes.com.

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